The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Sat 29 Jun - MacTallica
Sun 30 Jun - Redfish
Sat 20 Jul - Fue Fighters
Sat 24 Aug - Rock Bottom (UK)
Sat 19 Oct - Maiden Scotland
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
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For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Saturday 29 June
MacTallicaMacTallica

Formed in 2012, Mactallica have built a solid reputation as Scotland’s most authentic, accurate tribute to the heavy metal giants, Metallica!! With a vast vocabulary of Metallica’s songs always ready to go, dazzling musicianship and and an unhealthy obsession with replicating the real, live experience of a Metallica show, Mactallica have been receiving rave reviews across Scotland from fans who have seen the real deal!!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Sunday 30 June
RedfishRedfish

Building on the success of the Old Fire Station Blues Jams, Redfish bring the event to The Venue Dumfries on the last Sunday of the month, commencing Sunday 30 June at 4pm.

Musicians and singers are cordially invited to perform with this Blues Matters Magazine - acclaimed Border blues band.

Admission is £5 on the door, and free for contributing artists. Three hours of fabulous live music.

Dates of 30 June, 25 August, 29 September, 27 October and 24 November confirmed.


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From 4pm - 7pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £5. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 20 July
Fue FightersFue Fighters

plus The Fighting 69th

Fue Fighters - Scotland's Foo Fighters Tribute first came about in a small kitchen in Hamilton in 2014, after Mark replied to Gordon's online ad to see if anyone was interested in starting a Foo's trib. After a splendid acoustic rendition of Big Me, it was quickly decided that they should push on with plans to recruit new members, while practising in each others houses.

Scott quickly came on board as drummer, after which Mark and Gordon quickly decided that new amps would have to be bought in order to be heard!

After our original bassist Paul decided to leave with our thanks after our early gigs, Stewart came on board, and the he quickly settled in, bringing with him his incredible enthusiasm and stage presence.

The rest, as they say, is history. The band regularly play in Scotland's top pubs and clubs dedicated to playing live music, constantly striving to hone in on the brilliant sound of Foo Fighters. Rock on!!

Gordon, from Hamilton, lead guitar and vocals. He has done tribute work in the Tenerife and Canaries circuit including Status Quo, Green Day, Floyd and and also rock/pop covers band working the holiday resorts. Since return to Scotland had also been a guitarist and singer in 12 Gold Bars (Quo).

Mark, from Falkirk, rhythm guitar and vocals. Has rehearsed in a few covers and original bands but never actually made it onto stage proper, so this the first band he has played on stage with.

Stewart, from Clydebank, bass guitar, is the band's scholar. Studied music at James Watt
and has been playing 15 years played in a Fleetwood Mac and AC/DC tribute. He also played in an original band and recorded a couple of singles.

Scotty, also from Clydebank, drums. Scotty has been drumming 25 years in many bands in Scotland over the years. The past 12 years mostly in the covers and tribute scene and is a very busy "dep" drummer in the Scottish rock covers scene.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £5. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 24 August
Rock Bottom (UK)Rock Bottom (UK)

A Tribute to the music of UFO

ROCK BOTTOM (UK) was formed in 2012 by a group of experienced musicians united by a common love of classic UFO / Michael Schenker Group. Bringing together timeless hard rock anthems from the "Strangers In The Night" and "One Night In Budokan" live albums, Rock Bottom blend quality musicianship, driving on-stage energy and authentic tones from that magical 70's and early 80's era.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 19 October
Maiden Scotland

Scream for Me Dumfries!!

Maiden Scotland are one of the best and most established tributes to rock legends Iron Maiden. Formed in 2003, Maiden Scotland have been touring all over the UK and Ireland ever since. Featuring 5 experienced musicians, the band is fronted by vocal powerhouse Martin Jakubski. Martin has the exceptional power and range needed to accurately deliver the air raid siren vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Martin's singing credentials were proven when he was chosen by original Marillion guitar Steve Rothery to sing in his solo band. On the lead twin guitar are the brothers grimm, Mark and Stuart Mitchell, both have performed on tour with original Iron Maiden singer Paul Dianno and know exactly how a Maiden tribute should sound! Completing the line up on bass is the Glasgow legend that is Allen Bell as wee 'arry! On drums we have the amazing Mark Bray who also features in top Rush tribute Moving Pictures, both top class musicians.

Maiden Scotland cover all era of Iron Maiden. Although the focus is mainly on the classic Eighties era. You will hear all the classic hits like Run to the Hills, Wasted Years and Can I Play with Madness but also epic album tracks like Fear of the Dark and Phantom of the Opera. Maiden Scotland are not a cabaret tribute band and do not wear wigs, preferring to focus on putting on a full blown rock gig with 110% commitment. A ferocious live band in their own right, Maiden Scotland's gonna get ya!

Up the Irons


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 25 October
Blackmore's Blood

Deep Purple / Rainbow Tribute act

Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies, eighties and again in the nineties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

Since their first gig in early 2016, Blackmore’s Blood’s reputation for presenting the most authentic tribute to the genius, flamboyance and flair of Ritchie from those rock years of Deep Purple and Rainbow, incorporating not only the true sound of the man himself but also the showmanship recreated in true Ritchie style, has lead to increasing successes and a demand for even more shows nationwide.

The band share an unequalled determination, commitment and passion to reproduce the look and sound of Deep Purple and Rainbow that fans of these two great bands want to see and hear. On vocals, Jim is a powerhouse. With the ability to recreate the passion of Gillan, the soulfulness of Coverdale and the spine tingling, breath taking power of Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet. Phil on Bass and Keith on Drums provide the perfect rhythm section, pulling the band together with pinpoint accuracy. Andy on Keyboards has been a follower and fan of the late great Jon Lord for many years giving him inspiration and the conviction to honour and emulate the sound of the great man himself. On guitar we have Mal who has studied and perfected his style and ability to mirror that of Ritchie for over 20 years. Blackmore’s Blood is Mal’s concept and the name comes from the fact that Mal is a true blood relative of Ritchie Blackmore. He has the look of him and an unrivalled ability to play and sound like him too. With support and acknowledgement from personnel who have worked closely with Ritchie during the past 40 years and more, it is clear why they say this band’s own Ritchie, really is the closest and the finest tribute to Ritchie Blackmore anyone is likely to see.



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 9 November
Perfect Strangers

After a near 2 decade hiatus West Cumbrian Deep Purple tribute band Perfect Strangers reformed in 2010 to play initially in their home patch. Original Members Dave Brough and Ian Snodden re-started the band bringing in Mike Ames on keys, Jimmy Bell on bass and Jonathan Gash on drums; quickly finding their groove the band draw the audience into their world due in large part to their uncanny likeness to the classic rock of the Ian Gillan MKII era Purple.
Perfect Strangers are returning to the Venue to share an evening of hard rock - a music about which they are passionate!



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 16 November
Sabbra Cadabra

Sabbra Cadabra is the closest thing you can get to an early 1970s Black Sabbath show without using a time travel device! The group features Neil Priddey on lead guitar as ‘Tony’, Tim Campling on bass as ‘Geezer’, Stuart Mills on drums as ‘Bill’ and of course, starring as ‘Ozzy’, is vocalist Kevin McGillian. The Sabbra Cadabra show is a very faithful reproduction of early Sabbath material, featuring absolute classics from the first 8 albums with the original line-up between 1970 and 1978. The attention to detail with performing and attempting to look like the Godfathers of Heavy Metal is simply superb. After all, you don’w want to watch just a bunch of guys in jeans and t-shirts do you?! Sabbra Cadabra get as close as you can get to being authentic to the legend that is Black Sabbath, so they don’t play any Ozzy solo material, they don’t play anything from after 1978 and they don’t play the songs like a covers band would! For a totally absorbing and realistic Black Sabbath material (and many have said better-sounding than the last couple of Sabbath concerts...) then you simply cannot miss seeing Sabbra Cadabra for the best Sabbath experience you’re likely to see! Don’t miss it! Sabbra Cadabra play 2 hours of non-stop classic Sabbath...no Ozzy solo songs...no Randy Rhoads or Zakk Wylde 'interpretations' of Sabbath...no dodgy wigs...no 'pub band cover versions'...no changing the keys from the originals...THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO SABBATH, PLAYED LIKE SABBATH, SOUNDS LIKE SABBATH!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.